A new study published in cardiovascular research by a team at the University of Social and Preventive Medicine in Lausanne, Switzerland, suggests that lack of sleep is one of the reasons for the higher risk of heart disease among vulnerable groups, according tomedia reports. The study brought together data from eight European countries, with a total of 111,205 participants, divided into low, middle and senior third place according to their father’s and individual’s occupation and socioeconomic status. Participants’ history of coronary heart disease and stroke is available from clinical assessments, medical records, and self-reports.
Participants reported average sleep time per night (6-8.5 hours), short sleep (less than 6 hours) and too long (more than 8.5 hours).
The study found that male vulnerable groups had a 13.4% chance of coronary heart disease due to lack of sleep due to occupation. Compared with men, the relationship between occupation and sleep duration is weaker, but they combine low-paid manual work with family responsibilities, which has a negative impact on sleep and health.
The researchers point out that people with lower socioeconomic status lack sleep for a number of reasons: multiple jobs, shift work, living in noisy environments, and greater emotional and economic stress.